Why is Seasonal Maintenance Important for Plumbing Systems?

We know as well as you—homeownership is a labor of love that requires ongoing upkeep. Whether you’re a first-time homeowner, or have performed your own maintenance for longer than you care to remember, the work you put into your home can take a physical and financial toll. The key to a healthy, safe, comfortable home […]

The Easiest Thing Most Homeowners Get Wrong

Let’s talk about winterizing – possibly one of the most misunderstood and poorly done activities of home ownership. And yet, it’s one of the least expensive things you can do for your home or office that will yield the biggest pay-off in both lower energy bills and peace of mind prevention. Because water damage restoration […]

Don’t Let Your Water Heater Poison You, Burn You or Explode

Below are tips to keep your water heater performing safely, and at it’s best. When water heaters are working properly, you can install it and forget about it, right? Usually—unless of course you want your water heater to poison you, burn you or explode. That’s right—explode. Think about it—you have a metal cylinder full of liquid that you’re […]

Why Is My Drain Gurgling?

Don’t ignore funny noises coming from your drain. Any time a gurgling noise is heard coming from a kitchen or bathroom drain it needs to be investigated. Many people think if water is draining properly, then the drain noise is probably no big deal, but the truth is it could be a warning sign of […]

Do You Know What to Look for in a Plumber?

Whether you found your plumber from an ad in C-Ville Weekly, picked up a card at a local restaurant, or asked your neighbor who they thought the best plumber in Charlottesville is, there are certain things you need to look for in a plumber. The five major factors to consider when hiring a plumbing company […]

Why Hire a Professional Plumber?

Every father in-law in history is a plumbing and home repair expert, but hiring someone that isn’t a trained professional to work on your plumbing could cost you big in the long run. When it comes to repairing or updating your plumbing, installing a new hot water heater, replacing the garbage disposal, or running a […]

10 Tips to Caring for Your Pipes this Winter

Thanksgiving is over and the harsh winter weather is well on its way. If you’ve ever experienced a burst pipe, you know it’s a quick way to ruin your day. With the proper care and attention you can avoid the stresses of freezing pipes this winter. Below are ten tips to caring for your pipes […]

Did You Know We Have a Location in Charlottesville, Virginia?

Robinson’s Plumbing serves the heart of Central Virginia with locations in both Richmond and Charlottesville. If you are a residential home owner or commercial property managers in the area, Robinson’s Plumbing has got you covered. As an award winning plumbing company with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, Robinson’s is a name you […]

What every homeowner should know about their pipes

Leaky and damaged pipes can lead to dangerous problems and can cost thousands of dollars to repair. The worst part is that many homeowner insurance policies don’t cover water damage or water pipe repair and replacement. The good news is that water pipe damage can often be prevented with the proper observation and action. Here […]

5 False Plumbing Facts Everyone Thinks Are True

Unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation about plumbing being passed around. Over the years we’ve seen it all, and too often we hear these five myths repeated like plumbing-gospel. We are here to set the record straight and debunk the plumbing myths that are doing more harm than good. Earthshattering Plumbing Myths Debunked 1.Lemons […]

Richmond Symphony Designer House

The Richmond Symphony Orchestra League (RSOL) is about to open their 16th designer house to the public, Hampton Manor. This unique home is what happens when over 20 talented interior and landscape designers join forces to visualize and create a home from the ground up. Robinson’s Plumbing had the privilege of installing the plumbing for […]

What is an Automatic Water Shut-Off System?

Automatic water shut-off systems have water sensors on the floor that signal a control panel to shut off the main water supply and alert home owners to potential water damage. These sensors monitor water threats when you are away from your home and while your family is sleeping. People rarely associate flooding with fire, but […]

Go Green and Save Money by Upgrading Appliances

Looking to cut down your monthly utility bills and help the environment at the same time?  Fortunately, saving money and helping the environment often go hand-in-hand.  If you still have appliances made in the 1990s or earlier, it is probably time to consider replacing some of those old appliance, because appliance technology has come a […]

3 DIY Tips to Avoid Plumbing Disasters

With regular maintenance from a professional plumber and a few Do-It-Yourself plumbing tips, you can reduce the chances of being hit with a plumbing disaster.  If you have ever experienced a plumbing emergency, you know how terrible they can be.  Together we can take a stand against plumbing disasters!  Here are 3 easy Do-It-Yourself tips […]

Do You Know What To Do In a Plumbing Emergency?

Do you know how to shut off the water to your house? It is something many homeowners never think about, but it could save you from a major plumbing emergency. What would you do if your dishwasher suddenly began spewing water throughout your kitchen? What if the water line to your bathroom sprang a leak? […]

Water Line Replacement

Main water line replacement or repair usually catches most people by surprise, because too many people don’t realize that once your main water line leaves the the meter at the curb, anyrepairs and service to that line are your responsibility. That’s right. The city or utility company will only take care of the pipes under the street and […]

Water Right

Better, Safer, Cleaner Water with Water-Right Do you trust your water? Or maybe the question is: Should you trust your water? Because while the water might be relatively clean as it leaves the treatment plant, what kinds of contaminants is your water picking up as it travels to your home? Is it picking up lead […]

Leave it to Nature – BioOne

Leave it to Nature to come up with the perfect solutions for our messes. When it comes to getting rid of our own natural, organic wastes—from food, grease and gunk to your “you know what”—Nature has the answer: bacteria! Hungry super bacteria are what eat the gunk we find in our drains, grease traps and […]

Susan

Susan | Office Manager Holidays loom large in Susan Proctor’s life. Not only did Susan start her new role on Halloween—her birthday is Valentine’s Day. She’s originally from Buffalo and has been married for 24 years. Her son is an Army soldier, and her daughter is a Temple University graduate. Before coming to RPS, she […]

What to Do if Your Pipes Freeze

Do you know what to do if your pipes freeze? Use this blog as your quick-reference resource guide this winter. If you read our last blog, you already know what to do to keep your pipes from freezing.  However, if it’s too late and you’ve got a problem, here’s what to do. First, what is […]

Sean

Sean | Plumbing Assistant Sean Farrow has been with Robinson’s Plumbing Service since 2010. He is skilled in working with water heaters, sewer drain pipes and setting toilets. He has lived in Florida but is happy to call Richmond his home now. He enjoys spending time with his fiancée Julia and their son Aiden. His […]

Top Tips for Getting a Head Start on Your Plumbing Winter Preparations

Are you ready to get a head start on your plumbing winter preparations? This list has some of our favorite–and easiest–advice for winter-proofing the plumbing in your home. Taking even just a few of these steps could save you money on your utility bills and save wear-and-tear on your pipes and your home. Outside Disconnect […]

Is Your Plumbing Ready for Winter?

“I’ll give you a prediction: It’s gonna be cold, it’s gonna be grey, and it’s gonna last you for the rest of your life.” Bill Murray in Groundhog Day Is your plumbing ready for winter? The best time to think about winterizing your plumbing is while the days are still warm, so that you’re more […]

Michael

Michael | Technician Michael Etter brings 10 years of plumbing experience to RPS, 8 of those years in new residential and light commercial plumbing and 2 of those years in service and excavations. He also completed 2 years of training at Richmond Technical Center. Michael is a local Richmonder—born at Chippenham Hospital. He loves to […]